Sunday

You, LORD, reign forever;

your throne endures from generation to generation.

~Lamentations 5:19~

 

 

Please pray for Rev. Marshall Wallace, pastor of Landmark Baptist Church east of Amite.  The doctors have determined he has had a heart attack.  He is in ICU at North Oaks.  He was too sick to make it to his doctors at St. Tammany.

 

 

Pray for Mrs, Mildred Birch as she continues physical therapy and makes plans to return to her home as soon as possible.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 9-10
  • Proverbs 20
  • Matther 1

 

 

Read the real Christmas story – Luke 2

 

 

Lottie Moon Tea

  • 2 P.M. today
  • East Fork Baptist Church
  • Young ladies from 3 – 103
  • Bring your stamped Christmas cards.

 

 

Churches will begin their Christmas presentations now that December is here.  I hope you are able to enjoy one or more this year.

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

[The Word Became Flesh]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

~John 1:1-2, 14 (NIV)~

 

 

Today, I want to share Dr. Waylon Bailey’s post entitled “I Love God’s Promises”.  He is the senior pastor of FBC, Covington and has been there since 1989.

http://waylonbailey.com/2018/11/29/i-love-gods-promises/

 

 

To get ourselves prepared for Christmas, many people start on December 1st and read one chapter of Luke each day.  Today’s reading is Luke 1.  (If you have been reading the suggested passages I post each day, you will already have done this and will be on Luke 24 today.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 7-8
  • Psalms 137
  • Luke 24

 

 

The Lottie Moon Tea is tomorrow afternoon at 2 P.M. at East Fork Baptist Church.  The tea is for all ladies from three to one hundred three.  There is no charge, but you can participate in missions by bringing some stamped Christmas cards.  The cards will be delivered to the parish jails in Amite and Greensburg.  I remember seeing one of those cards that was written to grandparents one year.  I know they felt such a blessing as they treasured that card.  I wish I had known who provided that card so I could have let the family express their appreciation.  You never know who will get the cards you send and who will be reading the card later, but know this.  The cards are important in touching lives.  Your card can make a big difference in a family.  While you are at the tea, you will be blessed to hear some of our area children share Christmas songs.  Let’s teach our little ones there is much more to Christmas than a jolly man in a red suit.

 

 

The senior adults of FBC, Kentwood will be honored with a holiday meal Wednesday at 11 A.M. in the fellowship hall.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

“I pray you may be active in sharing your faith,

so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”

~Philemon 1:6 NIV~

 

 

 

Bryan and Rita Tate are waiting for his platelets to increase so he can go to MD Anderson for the next treatment.  Then, they hope to be home for Christmas.  Keep the in your prayers.

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

Quick update on little man:

Since Josiah never got a swallow study in the hospital, our speech therapist didn’t feel comfortable trying baby food as an outpatient. So today he had his 1st swallow study…and even though he was mad & crying the entire time (because he decided not to take a nap today & he was being restrained) he did great!!! He now gets to start working in eating baby food & chewing on hard munchables (like carrot sticks & puffs). With no limitations on the amount of baby food he eats…they said to “just feed that boy”. 😁

Also, he has a heart cath scheduled for Monday (12/3) to check his right upper pulmonary vein that was balloned in October 2017. His pulmonary hypertension hasn’t improved since it slightly increased while he was sick with a UTI in August. So there is some concern that that pulmonary vein may be starting to narrow again causing the increase in his pulmonary hypertension. They can’t get a good look at it on his echos so they want to be certain that nothing is being missed.

This boy is growing so much & his little personality continues to blossom. He keeps us on our toes with all his shenanigans! He has come so far in the last 5 months. To God be the glory!!! 💙💛💙

 

 

David

The colon test did not show a problem, so possibly all David’s issues relate to his MDS.  David  got a unit of blood yesterday and will have a TTE and heart conversion today.  Keep praying and give God the glory for all the medical knowledge and procedures available to those with a need.  David’s procedures this week have been at Ochsner in Covington  and Baton Rouge (two days)  and Lakeview in Covington today.  We’re thankful to be able to get around to those with more training and knowledge than we have,

 

 

Read the Bible 

  • Hosea 5-6
  • Proverbs 19
  • Luke 23

 

 

The Lottie Moon Tea is Sunday at two at East Fork.  Please bring stamped Chrsitmas cards so we can deliver them to the parish jail.

 

 

I trust you will see God working in your life today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

~Colossians 3:17~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 3-4
  • Psalm 136
  • Luke 22

 

 

Pastor’s Wife Tragically Killed in New Orleans Carjacking

http://baptistmessage.com/pastors-wife-tragically-killed-in-new-orleans-carjacking/?fbclid=IwAR0_yofIwBLRycukSqR2lWDpb2W5PDWUhT98UxeSsL8IVMCDj5T_Rqujnqo

83-year-old travels globally for Great Commission

http://www.bpnews.net/52030/83yearold-travels-globally-for-great-commission

 

 

 

Minn.-Wis. Baptists continue CP climb

http://www.bpnews.net/52032/minnwis-baptists-continue-cp-climb

 

 

DR efforts continue in Carolinas, across U.S.

http://www.bpnews.net/52027/dr-efforts-continue-in-carolinas-across-us

 

 

Tebows ‘called’ to ‘Run the Race’ film

http://www.bpnews.net/52025/tebows-called-to-run-the-race-film

 

 

Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

http://www.bpnews.net/52018/reconsider-roe-v-wade-brief-urges-supreme-court

 

 

I hope these reading suggestions are “food for thought” today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~1 Chronicles 16:34~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch as she continue physical therapy at Greensburg in hopes of getting home soon.

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has been moved to rehab in Hammond.  Keep him in your prayers.

 

 

Mrs. Bessie Hayden is now in rehab at Kentwood.  She’s one step closer to getting back home.  Keep praying for her.

 

 

Pray for David as he has a procedure in Covington this morning.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 1-2
  • Proverbs 18
  • Luke 21

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

 

Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Lifewayhttps://www.lifeway.com/

 

 

 

Don’t forget to turn in your stamped Christmas cards Sunday morning or at the Tea at East Fork Sunday at 2 P.M.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

After a long, hard weekend, we had a busy day scheduled for today.  I just couldn’t manage to get The Prayer Link done this morning.  I beg your forgiveness.

 In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

~Isaiah 12:4~

 

 

Continue to pray for Mr. Jimmy Tolar who is still hospitalized in Baton Rouge.

 

 

Also, pray for Mrs. Betty Lou Guy who is at home in Spring Creek.

 

 

David had appointments for blood work and his procrit injection today.  Even though the blood level has dropped to 7.8, he was still able to get his injection today.   We’re scheduled to go back in one week.  In the meantime, David will be preparing tomorrow for the procedure the has scheduled for Wednesday.  Pray for David and me.

 

Dorothy Lorraine Diddon

July 10, 1951 – November 25, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. She was born July 10, 1951 in Shreveport, LA and was 67 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Diddon; children, Dan Barnett and wife Lanette, Lorrie Hunt and husband Mark, Carl Barnett and Bridget, Jeffrey Barnett and wife Sandy, Kristene Jarell, Daniel Diddon, Theresa Kilgore and Gary, Elizabeth O’Brian, Donna Adams and husband Darrell, and David Diddon; 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Robert Jones, Frances Anderson and husband Robert, Tom Jones and wife Debbie, Anita Rachal and husband James, and Richard Strange; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Dorothy Jones; and late husband, Sammy Barnett. Visitation at New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Church, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28,2018. Interment New Jerusalem Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible –  Reflect on God as the “Gardener” and catch up on any reading you have missed.

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tomorrow at 11:00.

 

 

Bring your stamped Christmas cards to church Sunday or to the Tea at East Fork, Sunday at 2:00.

 

 

 

Praying for each other is always a win-win situation!
Anna Lee

 

 

 

Saturday

“In everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 ~1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV~

 

 

Many people will be traveling at the end of their Thanksgiving holidays.  Pray for safety and happy traveling with lots of new memories.  Personally, we have a son and his family driving home to Rome, GA. now and a granddaughter who will fly to Texas in the morning.  Everyone can add to this list the names of others who are traveling.

 

 

Today, I want to share four deaths with you so you can pray for the families.

  1. Mr. Elwood Courtney (98) of Holden

    passed away yesterday morning.  His arrangements are for Sunday night and Monday at Brandon Thompson Funeral Home in Hammond.  His obituary is not on their website yet.  Mr. Elwood was the father of David’s sister-in-law, Janie Alford.

  2. Wendell Travis Vernon

    September 12, 1941 – November 22, 2018

    Passed in peace Wendell Travis Vernon, age 77, went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1941 in Loranger, LA. The son of Albert and Ethel Vernon, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Loranger High School then proudly enlisted in the US Air Force shortly after, where he spent 7 years as an E5 Staff Sergeant. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Mae Robertson Vernon, on November 9, 1957 until she was called home on April 12, 1993. He was the loving father of their two daughters, his daughter, Wendy Holter, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Vernon; daughter, Cindy Wood and husband, Kimmy; granddaughters, Heather Blackwell-LaBure and April Usie; grandsons, David Holter and Travis Holter; and 5 great grandchildren. Wendell loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and teaching them how to keep a perfectly manicured yard! He is loved and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Graveside Services will be held at Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger, LA at 11:00AM Saturday, November 24, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Dale Ziebarth. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

  3. Freddie Charles Lebo

    June 06, 1943 – November 22, 2018

    A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at home. He was born June 16, 1943 in New Orleans, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by 4 children, Charlotte Lee and husband, Tony, Daron Lebo, Charles Lebo, Jr. and wife, Erica, Lacey Joiner and husband, Brandon; grandchildren, Kody Sticker and wife, Rebecca, Jordan Lee, Kristen Lebo, Devin Lebo, Alexi Crosby and husband, Jace, Taylor Troulliet, granddaughters that were special caretakers, Hallie Royals and Jasmine Joiner; great grandchildren, Cayden Dylan Lebo, Dominick Mitchell, Jacie, Kiley and Tobin Crosby, Bentley Humphry, and Charles Alan Provstgaard. Preceded in death by his parents, Fed and Mary McClendon Lebo. The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, especially Lisa King for her wonderful care. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Hannah S. Schwartz

December 26, 1917 – November 23, 2018
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. She was born December 26, 1917 in Englewood, NJ and was 100 years of age. She was a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II and was a retired public health nurse. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kentwood. She is survived by 4 children, Charles E. Schwartz and wife, Kim, Kentwood, Richard A. Schwartz, Kentwood, Cathy Schwartz McGowan and husband, Billy, Covington and Hannah Irene Schwartz, Metairie;  grandchildren, Stacey Schwartz Smith and husband, Ed, Catherine Schwartz Doyle and husband, Jeff, Jana Schwartz Hughes and husband, Chris, Melissa Schwartz, Kelly Schwartz, and Kimberly Schwartz; great grandchildren, Christina Smith, Ray Smith, Trent Smith, Ella Doyle, Addison Doyle, Luke Hughes, George Hughes and Maggie Hughes. Preceded in death by parents, Edward Louis Smullen and Hannah McGlynn Smullen; husband, C.P. Schwartz; 2 sisters, Cecilia Smullen and Catherine Rauscher; and brother, Edward Dawson. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall, Amite, from 9:30AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Century Hospice or the charity of your choice. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Daniel 7-8
  • Psalm 134
  • Luke 18

 

 

Tuesday, the ladies of FBC, Kentwood will have their monthly birthday party at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.  “Young” ladies, you are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.

 

 

Mission Opportunities

  1. Stamped Christmas cards will be collected the first Sunday of December and delivered that week to prisoners in the Tangipahoa Parish jail.
  2. Gift cards are being collected for an Louisiana College student who received a partial scholarship from ladies of Two Rivers.  We want to send this before Christmas, so get those cards in soon.
  3. The Lottie Moon Tea will help the first Sunday at 2 P.M.  at East Fork Baptist Church.  Be sure this is on your calendar.
  4. The Children in Action will continue to meet on Wednesday nights at 6 P.M. and Youth on Mission on Sundays at 5 P.M. unless there are no church activities that night.

 

 

I trust you are still counting your blessings even though Thanksgiving has passed.  We always have many reasons to thank God.

Anna Lee